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School of Medicine in the News

Differences between a physician assistant, nurse practitioner and doctor

• LasVegasNow.com

A University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine study shows our state has the 48th lowest number of acting primary physicians across the U.S. That translates to about 62 doctors for every 100,000 people compared to a country-wide average of 82, not nearly enough for everyone.


Burnout, Not Otherwise Specified: Defining, Addressing Rheumatologist Burnout

• Healio Rheumatology

Although the introduction of EHRs may have streamlined physician documentation and billing procedures, Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, and other experts noted that it contributes little to the quality of patient care and represents a significant burden on physicians, potentially elevating the risk for burnout.


Ask the Doctor: Pre-Diabetes

• KTVN Channel 2 News

One in three people may be pre-diabetic and don't even know it. Dr. Veronica Brady is an associate professor of endocrinology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and talks with Kristen Remington on ways to prevent diabetes and free pre-diabetes prevention workshops being offered at UNR Med.


Medical Student for a Day

• KTVN Channel 2 News

KTVN's Jaimie Hays reports on Project Medical Education Nevada where 14 state and community leaders are medical students for a day


UNR Med launches campaign to support better health, part II

• KRNV News 4 & Fox 11

KRNV's Karsen Buschjost visits UNR Med during the launch of the 50 for FIFTY giving campaign and explains how to support the School of Medicine as it celebrates 50 years of medical education excellence.


UNR Med launches campaign to support better health care, part I

• KRNV News 4 & Fox 11

UNR Med's Dr. Schwenk talks to KRNV's Karsen Buschjost about the School of Medicine's 50th anniversary and the 50 days of giving for 50 years giving campaign


KTVN Project Medical Education live shot 5

• KTVN Channel 2 News

UNR Med's Dr. Schwenk talks to KTVN's Jaimie Hays about the importance of the School of Medicine's community-based presence and community-engaged commitment, and what's in store for attendees of Project Medical Education.


KTVN Project Medical Education live shot 4

• KTVN Channel 2 News

UNR Med's Dr. Moritz talks to KTVN's Jaimie Hays about the anatomy lab capabilities and what's in store for attendees of Project Medical Education Neavada.


KTVN Project Medical Education live shot 3

• KTVN Channel 2 News

UNR Med's Dr. Howard talks to KTVN's Jaimie Hays about the importance of medical students having early exposure to patient care through the use of SIM patients.


KTVN Project Medical Education live shot 2

• KTVN Channel 2 News

UNR Med's Dr. Howard talks to KTVN's Jaimie Hays about simulated patients and what attendees of Project Medical Education Nevada will be experiencing for the day.


KTVN Project Medical Education live shot 1

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Today the UNR School of Medicine is opening its doors for state and community leaders, giving them a chance to spend a day as a med student and see what it takes. Jaimie Hays is live at the University where she will spend a day as a student as well.



Physician Burnout, or 'Misery Not Otherwise Specified'

• Relias Media

Physician burnout seems to be a national healthcare emergency. A recent survey of 15,000 practicing physicians showed that 42% reported feeling burned out. But what exactly is burnout, and what are its root causes? Today’s guest, Thomas Schwenk, MD, is encouraging providers and researchers to think more deeply about these fundamental questions.



Reye Syndrome a danger from aspirin and kids

• KOLO Channel 8 News

We are in the middle of cold and flu season. Many of us wouldn’t think twice about taking an aspirin to bring down our fever. But this could be a bad mistake for children.


Heart attack survivor shares story at Go Red

• KTVN Channel 2 News

In Health Watch, the American Heart Association is starting it's Go Red for Women campaign. On the first Friday in February, they ask everyone to wear red to spread awareness about heart disease in women.


Medical center clients want more access to services

• Reno Gazette Journal

South Lyon Medical Center clients are overall satisfied with the facility but wish it provided a wider array of services, according to a 2018 community needs assessment, performed by the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine.



Aging & Awesome, Pilot, Ep 1

• KTVN Channel 2 News Aging & Awesome

UNR Med Sanford Center for Aging's Peter Reed Ph.D., MPH, discusses their mission to enhance the quality of life and well-being among elders through education, translational research, and community outreach.



UNR Med plans to open a clinical, educational building

• The Nevada Sagebrush

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is expanding their health care services to provide more clinical education opportunities for their students by 2020.


UNR Med Research Uncovers New Reason For Male Infertility

• This is Reno

A University of Nevada School of Medicine researcher has revealed a new source of male infertility. According to School of Medicine Professor, Wei Yan, M.D., new research as uncovered efferent duct obstructions as a new cause of male infertility, correcting a long-held concept regarding sperm transport.


UNR Med Clinic

• KTVN Channel 2 News

In Health Watch, northern Nevadans will soon have more access to health care resources. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is working to develop a 3-story clinical practice at 745 West Moana Lane.


UNR's School of Medicine reveals new cause of male infertility

• KRNV Channel 4 News

UNR med professor Wei Yan says his research team found out that efferent duct obstructions may be to blame for male infertility. That means that there might be a blockage when it comes to sperm transport.